All is not lost

All Is Not Lost–#1

I received an email from someone I don’t know, about this item in our April 2011 issue: “Graphs Made Easy—If you have data you want to present graphically, but don’t have Excel or an equivalent number-cruncher, you might want to check out”  Not knowing if the sender was a SPAUG member, I went to the Contacts page on our (SPAUG) website, to check the Member Contact page, which turns out to no longer exist on the site.  Continue reading

Editor’s Desk Nov 2008

Often, when what I’ve read about some piece  of software that makes it seem like a “must-have”, I wonder what others think of it—especially the negative aspects. My usual sources for software reviews are,, and Continue reading

Editor’s Desk Apr 2008

Maybe more than you want to know about batteries. This blog entry about batteries showed up as a link on one of the other blogs I visit regularly— . It seems well-written and has links to other sites.

I was introduced to the Tiny URL concept a while ago when I received one in an email from a former co-worker, and have been using them, gratefully, ever since. Go to for more info. One nice feature is that you can add a TinyURL button to your browser’s toolbar, so you can easily generate them as needed. Continue reading

The War for Your Computer

There is a war for and over your computer. You don’t own it — you’re merely renting it to those who have a self-proclaimed mission of using it for themselves without your permission.

The attacks on you for the use of your computer are well documented. The cure is creating an environment hostile to the hackers and crackers making the attacks. Continue reading